Showing posts from November 9, 2010

Lisa Marie Responds To Reports She Hates The UK!

In response of a report by the Daily Mail yesterday, Lisa Marie Presley says 'I want to let you all know that i adore living in the UK, yes: A D O R E; I wonder where that rumour came from...' This statement was added to her facebook page a ... fter the Mail claimed that she and her son Benjamin hated living in England and while her son had already returned to the States, she was going to be returning herself soon.   Thanks to Tony for the update!

Elvis' Blue Suit Worn By Elvis & Given To Bob Luman Up For Auction!

Description: A two-piece blue suit worn by Elvis Presley for a photo session that appeared on the CD The Elvis Presley Gospel Collection . Presley gave the suit to Bob Luman who first met Presley at the Louisiana Hayride.  Luman later gave the suit to Ernie Ashworth for his Country Music Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Robbie Wittkowski and a copy of The Elvis Presley Gospel Collection CD. Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 12,000 Starting: $5,000 More Elvis Items in this auction: (Some items have been in other auctions the last few months and are fake,  questionable). And let me stress many items are legit.  

1948 Photo of A Young Elvis With Gladys & Vernon Up For Auction

Click on photo to see larger Description: A group of 10 negatives of Elvis Presley.  The earliest negative is circa 1948 showing a young Presley with members of his family.  Nine of the negatives show Presley on the set of a film and performing.  Accompanied by an additional negative of Presley's family members.  Largest, 2 1/2 by 2 1/4 inches Starting bid: 400 US Dollars Est. 800 - 1,200 US Dollars

The Killer - A New Musical Drama Based On Jerry Lee Lewis Has Negative Tone

A new play suggests that to know Jerry Lee Lewis wasn't necessarily to love him, writes Michael Dwyer. HUGH Halliday played drums for Jerry Lee Lewis in 1964. When he calls him ''a most obnoxious man'', dramatic licence has nothing to do with it. But the experience brings valuable weight to his latest gig directing The Killer , a new musical drama by local writer Allen Wilde. Halliday was in a London blues band 46 years ago when the legendary music promoter Don Arden (the alleged ''Al Capone of Pop''; father of Sharon Osbourne) booked them to back Lewis on a tour of Ireland. At the time, the explosive Louisiana boogie pianist known as the Killer was clawing a comeback from his years of public disgrace after marrying his 13-year-old cousin, Myra Brown.Halliday's first impression remains a strong memory. ''He was wearing black trousers, white belt, black shirt, white tie, black-and-red checked jacket, with a huge Romeo & Juliet cig

Springsteen Re-release to Include Unreleased Material - "Fire" Written For Elvis

As Bruce Springsteen prepares to re-release one of his seminal works, fans can get ready to jam out to a massive collection of never-before-heard tunes. On November 16, a deluxe version 1978's "Darkness on the Edge of Town" will hit stores with two full discs of unreleased material, reports Rolling Stone. Some of the songs will be familiar to listeners of popular music as several were given to other musicians to use, among them "Because the Night", popularized by a spirited "MTV Unplugged" performance by 10,000 Maniacs and  "Fire," which was written for Elvis Presley but became a big hit for the Pointer Sisters in 1979. Pointer Sister's Hit Version: Other tunes, such as "Candy's Boy" and "Wrong Side of the Street" were reworked into other songs. Over 70 tracks were recorded during the original "Darkness" sessions, but only ten made the released album, so

RIP Ulysses Jones - 911 Responder @ Graceland 8/16/77

Ulysses Jones, a battalion chief of the Memphis Fire Department and one of the longest-serving and most respected members of the Tennessee legislature, has died in Memphis at the age of 59 from a collapsed lung, various sources have confirmed. Exact details, not as yet forthcoming, will be reported as learned. Jones had just been reelected without opposition to his 13th term in the state House of Representatives. A Democrat, he represented District 98, a sprawling area in north central Memphis. He had numerous committee memberships and was the chair of the House Ethics Committee. He had served as chairman of the Tennessee African-American Male Task Force, and the Governor's Minority Business Development Advisory Committee, and 1st Vice-President of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. Universally respected in the legislature, Jones was an impassioned and highly active floor speaker on causes he favored. Some of these included the state lottery and state enterprise zo